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The Surge achievements

The Surge

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There are 67 The Surge achievements (47 without DLC) worth 4,082 (1,400)

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Episodic in The Surge

Episodic105 (30)

Finish every episode

  • Unlocked by 230 tracked gamers (52% - TA Ratio = 3.50) 443  
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Achievement won on 15 Oct 18
TA Score for this game: 4,082
Posted on 15 October 18 at 18:52, Edited on 20 October 18 at 10:08
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There are nine episodes to finish. The higher the episode, the better the gear and upgrade materials you can get. So don't try to farm everything in the lower episodes. The higher episodes are more difficult, but worth it.

Every episode is a set of two locations (out of six possible ones) and the boss area. The locations are the same, the enemies change, though. However, if you're familiar with the geography, you will know the tricks... the shortcuts etc.


Frontier Journeys - train bridge - can be run through without fighting!!!! This will be extremely helpful in the final episode with the dark crystal enemies..... Just run along the tracks and don't fall down. It can be done, saves a lot of time and effort!

Frontier Mirage - sunny areas burn you, take your health. There is a shortcut you unlock. Also, the area right at the end of the location (when you have switched off the lights) can be run through without killing the enemy/enemies. Extremely helpful with the Black Cerberus enemy in episode 8!

Frontier Riches - there is a platform you need to stand on to lower the gate leading forward. Just step on it once and focus on the enemies that will come from three tunnels above. Just focus on one as soon as he falls down, take them out one by one. The second pressure plate can be avoided once you have unlocked the shortcut.

Frontier Abyss - this one is a pain, try not to fall down... there is a shortcut right after the first area. If you kill the enemies, the mining cart will no longer run on the tracks and you can leave through the door at the end of the track.

Frontier Crypt - be careful of the area that will lock down when you enter. When you get rid of the enemies, new ones will spawn and you can't escape! There's a trick, you can lure the enemies out before the area shuts down (use your drone and stay out). However, you have to enter the arena before you kill the last enemy, otherwise the game will bug out on you, and you will be unable to leave! Also, there is a shortcut, so you don't need to run through the arena on your way back.

Frontier Town - there is a useful shortcut to unlock

I hope this helps.
mdg79 It is actually not missable. It found out it still can be unlocked in the room where the test-chambers are started, at another console at the opposite side of the crafting station.

I first listened to Rischboter's monologue but chose not to interact with the console in expectance of a final boss-fight. So I left through the door to bank techscrap and to upgrade my gear and weapon, supposing I could return to that room, which is not possible.

There I noticed that new console, interacted with it and the achievement unlocked, being a bit of an anti-climax for me

I completed the DLC on the PC-version on Steam, that was way easier than playing it in NG++ on the Xbox One, where I completed the full game and 1st DLC (all 1200 gamerscore). Somehow the game is easier on PC, I even beat Rogue Process on the 1st attempt, which took me numerous tries on the xbox playthroughs.
Posted by mdg79 on 19 Oct 18 at 23:15
MarekVit I noticed the console for turninch Rischboter back on or off in the main room, didn't realize it should work for the achievement. Thanks! I'll update the solution.
Posted by MarekVit on 20 Oct 18 at 10:05